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Our program has focused on developing great student-athletes and leaders. Building community is important to the Wildcats, and they give back by participating in yearly breast cancer awareness games and hosting food drives. 

OUR LEAGUE AFFILIATIONs

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker's is a Class C division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

 

Our program has focused on developing great student-athletes and leaders. Building community is important to the Wildcats, and they give back by participating in yearly breast cancer awareness games and hosting food drives. 

OUR LEAGUE AFFILIATIONs:

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker's is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

 

Walker’s Sport and Leadership Academy is for athletes who want to take their game to the next level and who aspire to have a leadership role on their team. The Academy offers girls a dual-focused learning environment that centers on their athletic and leadership development. Walker’s Sports and Leadership Academy is tailored to meet the specific sport and leadership training needs of its participants.  

Athletically, girls will work on the technical and tactical sides of their game while also learning how proper warm-up and cool-down routines help with injury prevention and overall recovery. Additionally, Walker’s Sports and Leadership Academy teaches athletes how to be effective self-leaders. Topics covered include:  responsibility, accountability, and commitment.

We are running concurrent clinics for Field Hockey and Soccer, and you may indicate which sport you will be participating in when you fill out your RSVP. The clinic is open to girls in grades 6-9.

Walker’s coaching staff and members of the varsity field hockey and soccer teams will lead the session where you will learn new skills and make some new friends!

Field Hockey:

Please bring your field hockey stick, shin guards, mouth guard, goggles, and water bottle. If you need to borrow a stick, please let us know. 

Soccer:

Please bring a soccer ball, shin guards, and water bottle.

Please know that our on-campus events follow COVID safety protocols, including physical distancing, limiting the number of participants, and requiring face coverings. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director of Admission Amy Paul P’16, ’18 at apaul@ethelwalker.org or 860-408-4207.

Our program has focused on developing great student-athletes and leaders. Building community is important to the Wildcats, and they give back by participating in yearly breast cancer awareness games and hosting food drives. 

OUR LEAGUE AFFILIATIONs:

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker's is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

 

The junior varsity team is an integral part of the field hockey program, where players have regular opportunities to move up to the varsity level. Past players have gone on to play at Division I, Division II and Division III collegiate programs.

Our Varsity League Affiliations:

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker’s is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

Come join us as we learn and build on the game of field hockey. Over the course of the five-day session, participants will learn game fundamentals, stick handling, ball control and passing and shooting skills. Whether this is your first time picking up a stick or you’re a return player, you will come away with many valuable new skills to bring back to your team. Our staff have played field hockey at the Intercollegiate Division I, II, and III levels as well as the international level. They are skilled, fun, and energetic to work with.

Middle School Field Hockey Clinic

Open to girls in grades 5-8
Limited space available!
FREE to those who register

Come join us on the beautiful campus of The Ethel Walker School as we learn and build on the game of field hockey. The session will include stick handling, ball control and passing, and shooting skills, and will end with small games. Whether this is your first time picking up a stick or if you are a returning player, you will come away with many valuable new skills.

Middle School Field Hockey Clinic

Walker’s coaching staff and members of the varsity field hockey team will lead the session where you will learn new skills and make some new friends!  

Please bring your field hockey stick, shin guards, mouth guard, and water bottle. If you need to borrow a stick, please let us know. 

The event will be held rain or shine on the turf fields. 

Please know that our on-campus events follow COVID safety protocols, including physical distancing, limiting the number of participants, and requiring face coverings. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director of Admission Amy Paul P’16, ’18 at apaul@ethelwalker.org or 860-408-4207.

Registration

Registration for this event has closed. Please contact Admission Associate Abi Robinson, at arobinson@ethelwalker.org, if you have any questions about your registration.

If you have registered for this event and have still not completed the required participation waiver, please complete required waiver and RSVP form below:

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About the Coach

Mimi Duran

Mimi Duran has 30 years of coaching experience, both in independent and public schools. She began her tenure at Walker’s in fall 2007 leading an aggressive field hockey effort, winning seven CISAC League titles, six CISAC Tournament titles, and the Class C WNEPSA Championship title in 2010, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Her teams have appeared in the WNEPSA Field Hockey Tournament in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2014 through 2019.

Mimi is a Coach of the Year recipient from both CHSCA and CFHCA. She is a NFHCA 200 Victory Club Award recipient, and has been selected to membership in the New Agenda: Northeast Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, Mimi was inducted into the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2019, Mimi received recognition from the NFHCA for her 300th career win and recently was awarded the M.D. Nadal Award for Sportsmanship, given annually by heads of school and athletics directors from the Founders League.

Field Hockey team embracing

Join us on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30 p.m. for a preview of Walker’s Field Hockey program! Hear from CT Field Hockey Hall of Fame member and Walker’s head coach, Mimi Duran, on how she coaches her team to success through team bonding, confidence development, and honing her team’s field hockey skills.

We'll hear from current athletes and Walker's field hockey alum, as well as Hamilton College's field hockey head coach, Missy Mariano, on the college recruitment process.

You won't want to miss it!

Field Hockey team embracing
Field Hockey team embracing

Note: This event has been postponed. Register for the preview event on Wednesday, December 9, 2020!


Join us on Saturday, November 14th at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom for a preview of Walker’s Field Hockey program! Hear from CT Field Hockey Hall of Fame member and Walker’s head coach, Mimi Duran, on how she coaches her team to success through team bonding, confidence development, and honing her team’s field hockey skills.

We’ll hear from current athletes and Walker’s field hockey alum, as well as Hamilton College’s field hockey head coach, Missy Mariano, on the college recruitment process.

You won't want to miss it!

Field Hockey team embracing

The junior varsity team is an integral part of the field hockey program, where players have regular opportunities to move up to the varsity level. Past players have gone on to play at Division I, Division II and Division III collegiate programs.

Our Varsity League Affiliations:

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker’s is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

Our program has focused on developing great student-athletes and leaders. Building community is important to the Wildcats, and they give back by participating in yearly breast cancer awareness games and hosting food drives. 

OUR LEAGUE AFFILIATIONs:

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker's is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

 

Mimi Duran

Mimi Duran P'18

Head Coach

Mimi Duran P'18

 860-408-4294

B.S., Recreation and Park Administration, University of Maine
B.S., Natural Resource Management, University of Maine
M.S., Georgetown University

Mimi Duran has 30 years of coaching experience, both in independent and public schools. She began her tenure at Walker’s in fall 2007 leading an aggressive field hockey effort, winning seven CISAC League titles, six CISAC Tournament titles, and the Class C WNEPSA Championship title in 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Her teams have appeared in the WNEPSA Field Hockey Tournament in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2014 through 2019.

Mimi most recently worked as varsity field hockey coach at Cheshire High School where her team was a finalist in the State Tournament. Prior to that, she was coach at Wamogo High School in Litchfield, CT. While coaching at Wamogo, her teams made six CIAC semi-final appearances, and won six Berkshire League Championships. Mimi is a Coach of the Year recipient from both CHSCA and CFHCA. She is a NFHCA 200 Victory Club Award recipient, and has been selected to membership in the New Agenda: Northeast Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, Mimi was inducted into the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2019, Mimi received recognition from the NFHCA for her 300th career win and recently was awarded the M.D. Nadal Award for Sportsmanship, given annually by heads of school and athletics directors from the Founders League.

Mimi holds a Connecticut coaching certification, Level 2 United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA) coaching certification, and is a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (USFHA), the Connecticut Field Hockey Coaches Association, and a USFHA “future’s coach.” Mimi has taken nine teams to the National Field Hockey Festival and has traveled with her teams to play in Europe and South America. Several of her former players have earned Founders All-League, WNEPASFH and NEPSAC Field Hockey recognition, Regional All-American recognition, NFHCA All–Academic recognition and have played Division I, II and III field hockey at the collegiate level. Several alumnae have pursued coaching and currently coach at the high school level.

In addition to her coaching duties, Mimi Duran is Associate Athletic Director. She holds a Master’s degree in Professional Sports Management from Georgetown University.

Jade Dennett

Assistant Coach

Jade Dennett

 860-408-4217

B.A., Colgate University

Coach Dennett began coaching field hockey at Walker’s in the fall of 2018. Dennett was a four-year Division I Colgate player, specializing in defense. Prior to college, she was a four-year member of Futures Field Hockey, a four-year member of Hudson Valley Travel Team, and was selected for Empires in the Hudson Valley, NY region. Dennett was a two-time All-State All-Selection player in high school where she competed for John Jay in Hopewell Junction, NY.

Outside of field hockey, Coach Dennett serves as the Assistant Director of College Counseling and is an Upper School advisor. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, going to yoga classes, and just being outdoors. She also coaches for HTC Field Hockey.

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Megan Mulhern

Head Coach

Megan Mulhern

B.A., Brown University
M.A., Middlebury College

Megan is no stranger to the field hockey field. Coach Mulhern joins Walker’s coaching staff after several years of coaching at Westminster School, and teaches in the English department. Prior to joining Walker’s, Coach Mulhern taught several English courses at Westminster School and the YK Pao Secondary School in Shanghai, China, where she developed a school-wide reading program. Coach Mulhern also taught at The Lawrenceville School, The Emma Willard School and worked for the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her B.A. in English from Brown University and her M.A. in Literature from Middlebury College.

The junior varsity team is an integral part of the field hockey program, where players have regular opportunities to move up to the varsity level. Past players have gone on to play at Division I, Division II and Division III collegiate programs.

Our Varsity League Affiliations:

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker’s is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

The junior varsity team is an integral part of the field hockey program, where players have regular opportunities to move up to the varsity level. Past players have gone on to play at Division I, Division II and Division III collegiate programs.

Our Varsity League Affiliations:

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker’s is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

Our program has focused on developing great student-athletes and leaders. Building community is important to the Wildcats, and they give back by participating in yearly breast cancer awareness games and hosting food drives. 

OUR LEAGUE AFFILIATIONs:

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker's is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

 

Our program has focused on developing great student-athletes and leaders. Building community is important to the Wildcats, and they give back by participating in yearly breast cancer awareness games and hosting food drives. 

OUR LEAGUE AFFILIATIONs:

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker's is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

 


Our program has focused on developing great student-athletes and leaders. Building community is important to the Wildcats, and they give back by participating in yearly breast cancer awareness games. 

OUR LEAGUE AFFILIATIONs:

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker's is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

 

Megan Mulhern

English Department Chair, English Faculty

Megan Mulhern

B.A., Brown University
M.A., Middlebury College

Prior to joining Walker’s, Megan (Danyliw) Mulhern taught several English courses at Westminster School and the YK Pao Secondary School in Shanghai, China. While at the YK Pao Secondary School she developed a school wide reading program. She also taught at The Lawrenceville School, The Emma Willard School and worked for the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. Megan earned her B.A. in English from Brown University and her M.A. in Literature from Middlebury College.

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